ZHU And Wax Motif Unleash New Single, “Better Recognize”

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Today, GRAMMY®-nominated artist ZHU and acclaimed Australian-born, Los Angeles-based producer Wax Motif unveiled their first-ever collaboration, “Better Recognize.”

Released via Astralwerks, the incendiary single is a bold statement of intent from two influential artists at the top of their game. ZHU and Wax co-wrote the track and produced it together, recording at San Francisco’s iconic Grace Cathedral and at Zhudio, ZHU’s Los Angeles studio. Listen to “Better Recognize” HERE. View the visualizer HERE.

When discussing the collaboration, ZHU says, “In the midst of experimenting with new sounds and direction for a new project, I wanted to keep something consistent. Wax and I made a banger for the clubs.“

Additionally, Wax states, “It’s been a long time coming that ZHU and I were able to finally catch up in the studio and work together on music. After years of friendship, it was bound to happen but never forced. Better Recognize is the product of two friends coming together and actually making a product we are proud of and something not forced. I hope that everyone enjoys it.”

Wax Motif is regarded as a central orchestrator in developing the house sound across the U.S. Incorporating hip-hop, electronic, disco, and R&B elements across his discography, Wax has landed collaborations and releases with artists such as Euro Trash, Diddy, 220Kid, AC Slater, Diplo, and more. The talented producer is coming off the release of his debut album, House Of Wax which has accumulated over 33 million combined global streams. His North American tour of the same name included a record-high number of sold-out shows including the established Hollywood Palladium, The Shrine in Los Angeles, and a Las Vegas Mainstage B2B with Malaa and special guest and past collaborator, Ty Dolla $. The 2023 tour concludes at the Belly Up in Aspen on December 2.

ZHU’s 2023 GRACE Tour – his first headline run in five years – included three sold-out shows on each cost – the Hollywood Palladium in Southern California and Brooklyn Mirage in New York – as well as a sold-out show at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in his hometown of San Francisco. He teamed up with deadmau5 for three Bay Area shows. See below for upcoming tour dates. For a limited time, ZHU has launched the GRACE Tour exclusive merch on his website, fans are able to purchase here. GRACE – the follow-up to ZHU’s critically acclaimed Dreamland 2021 – will be released in early 2024, via Astralwerks. Pre-order GRACE HERE. DJ LIFE MAG said, “There aren’t many artists quite like ZHU…His artistry shines through in everything he does – and everything he touches seemingly just works.”


11.17 El Paso, TX Downtown El Paso
11.17-19 Mexico City, Mexico Corona Capital
12.01-01.01 San Diego, CA Proper NYE

3.15-17 Santiago, Chile Lollapalooza Chile
3.15-17 Buenos Aires, Argentina Lollapalooza Argentina
3.21-24 Bogotá, Colombia Estéreo Picnic
3.22-24 São Paulo, Brasil Lollapalooza Brasil


12.2 Aspen, CO Belly Up
12.12 – 12.16 Tulum, MX Holy Ship Wrecked
12.31 San Diego, CA Proper NYE Festival
12.31 Phoenix, AZ Decadence Arizona


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